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Race and Redemption in Puritan New England

Richard A. Bailey


As colonists made their way to the northern British colonies in the early seventeenth century, they hoped their efforts would stand as a “citty upon a hill.” In doing so, they often relied on the seemingly contradictory theological convictions of puritanism to organize colonial society. Complicating life in this new society was the fact that it included colonists from Europe, indigenous Americans, and enslaved Africans. This book investigates the ways these New Englanders used, constructed, and reconstructed their puritanism to make sense of their new realities. As they did so, they created mo ... More

Keywords: race, redemption, puritanism, colonies, New England, Native Americans, Africans, freedom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195366594
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366594.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard A. Bailey, author
Canisius College
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